Uncover the factors to help measure how young children learn.Illuminate Learning. Ignite Possibilities.
Uncover new insights in early childhood education and how media can support learning outcomes. Participate in our fifth annual Data Science Bowl, presented by Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle.
PBS KIDS, a trusted name in early childhood education for decades, aims to gain insights into how media can help children learn important skills for success in school and life. In this challenge, you’ll use anonymous gameplay data, including knowledge of videos watched and games played, from the PBS KIDS Measure Up! app, a game-based learning tool developed as a part of the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Competitors will be challenged to predict scores on in-game assessments and create an algorithm that will lead to better-designed games and improved learning outcomes. Your solutions will aid in discovering important relationships between engagement with high-quality educational media and learning processes.
Data Science Bowl is the world’s largest data science competition focused on social good. Each year, this competition gives Kagglers a chance to use their passion to change the world. Over the last four years, more than 50,000+ Kagglers have submitted over 114,000+ submissions, to improve everything from lung cancer and heart disease detection to ocean health.
For more information on the Data Science Bowl, please visit DataScienceBowl.com
Where does the data for the competition come from?
The data used in this competition is anonymous, tabular data of interactions with the PBS KIDS Measure Up! app. Select data, such as a user’s in-app assessment score or their path through the game, is collected by the PBS KIDS Measure Up! app, a game-based learning tool.
No one will be able to download the entire data set and the participants do not have access to any personally identifiable information about individual users. The Data Science Bowl and the use of data for this year’s competition has been reviewed to ensure that it meets requirements of applicable child privacy regulations by PRIVO, a leading global industry expert in children’s online privacy.
What is the PBS KIDS Measure Up! app?
In the PBS KIDS Measure Up! app, children ages 3 to 5 learn early STEM concepts focused on length, width, capacity, and weight while going on an adventure through Treetop City, Magma Peak, and Crystal Caves. Joined by their favorite PBS KIDS characters, children can also collect rewards and unlock digital toys as they play. To learn more about PBS KIDS Measure Up!, please click here.
PBS KIDS and the PBS KIDS Logo are registered trademarks of PBS. Used with permission. The contents of PBS KIDS Measure Up! were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The app is funded by a Ready To Learn grant (PR/AWARD No. U295A150003, CFDA No. 84.295A) provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- 1st Place – $100,000
- 2nd Place – $30,000
- 3rd Place – $10,000
- 4th Place – $10,000
- 5th Place – $10,000
Additional prize opportunities are available for a small number of actively registered university students (Fall/Winter 2019/2020 enrollees). Teams must be comprised entirely of registered university students. Highest placed teams on the private leaderboard at the end of the competition will be considered. If interested append _STU to your team name. Watch the forums for more details coming soon.